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Google, Facebook, Others Team Up to Battle Malicious Ads
2012-06-15 06:54:44

Much like how legendary comic book super heroes joined forces to form the Avengers or the Justice League, some of the super-powers of the Internet are teaming up to keep Web surfers safe from viruses, scams, and spyware associated with advertisements. According to Engadget, AOL, Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) have formed the Ads Integrity Alliance, a group that has evolved from the StopBadware organization originally formed in 2006. The group will...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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